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Jet into Spring with North America’s Best Tulip Festivals

 by Matt Beauchamp

For families and nature lovers alike, tulip festivals are a great activity to get out to. North America is fortunate to be home to some of the world’s best tulip festivals and as an AirSprint owner your access to your private jet means that you can access them all. Whether you’re looking for a week-long trip or just a quick weekend getaway to enjoy the spring, there’s lots of options.
Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is located 60 miles north of Seattle and 70 miles south of Vancouver. As an AirSprint private jet owner, you have just a short 30 minute flight from Vancouver or just over an hour flight from Calgary to Skagit or Bellingham, Washington.
The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival has been running for 34 years and last year welcomed thousands of people. Held from April 1-30 there is plenty of opportunity to check out the millions of tulips bursting into bloom. With events held throughout the Skagit Valley, there’s something to do for everyone.
Tulips of the Valley
Tulips of the Valley is western Canada’s largest and most recognized tulip festival.
Now located in Chilliwack, BC, Tulips of the Valley originally started on Seabird Island. The first 10 years of the festival were spent working closely with the Aboriginal people’s land the festival was held on.
With 7 million tulips, Tulips of the valley is in its twelfth year and boasts more than 30,000 visitors annually from all over the world.
With flights as short as 17 minutes from Washington up to just over an hour from Calgary, your AirSprint private jet can get you there quickly and in style.
Abbotsford tulip festival
The Abbotsford Tulip Festival is located in the beautiful Fraser Valley and showcases acres of tulips in a gorgeous setting. With food trucks and concession stands onsite, the festival makes the perfect opportunity to get outside for a picnic with the family.
Whether you’re visiting Chilliwack for Tulips of the Valley or Abbotsford for the Tulip Festival, flights enter Abbotsford’s airport making the trip on your private jet short from all places in western Canada.
Tulip Time Festival
Tulip Time Festival is located in Holland, Michigan and has been running consecutively since 1929. Tulip Time Festival truly takes over Holland with hundreds of thousands of tulips and tourists alike blossoming in the city. Taking place May 4-12, Tulip Time Festival includes national entertainment acts, events and activities as well as breathtaking sights just off the shores of Lake Michigan. It also boasts some of the largest parades in the entire state.
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the festival which has been awarded dozens of awards including be named one of the Top 20 events in the world by the International Festival and Events Association and American’s Best Small-Town Festival by Readers Digest.
Whether you’re flying from Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal flight times range from 50 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes which means as a private jet owner you’ll spend less time travelling and more time enjoying the festivities and time with your family.
Canadian Tulip Festival
The Canadian Tulip Festival is not only Canada’s premier tulip festival, but it is also one of the biggest festivals in the country over the whole year.
Established to celebrate the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians during the Second World War as a symbol of international friendship, the Canadian Tulip Festival preserves the memorable role of the Canadian troops in liberation of the Netherlands and Europe. It also commemorates the only birth of a royal on Canadian grounds with the birth of Dutch Princess Margriet in Ottawa during the World War II.
Taking place May 10-20, the Canadian Tulip Festival includes a concert series and fireworks display as well as activities for the entire family spread out over the 10 days.
While in Ottawa, you can also take the opportunity to explore the city and take in one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century, the Rideau Canal. Explore the canal with riverboat companies like Le Boat offering luxury accommodations that you can drive yourself whether you have previous boating experience or not.
Whether you’re taking in tulip festivals on the west coast or the east coast of North America, private jet ownership with AirSprint makes your travel options endless. 

Image Credits © Jerry Meaden. Agassiz Tulip Festival, Fraser Valley 2015